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Greatest Hits


Download links and information about Greatest Hits by Burl Ives. This album was released in 1996 and it belongs to Folk Rock, World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 18 tracks with total duration of 47:59 minutes.

Artist: Burl Ives
Release date: 1996
Genre: Folk Rock, World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 18
Duration: 47:59
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No. Title Length
1. Big Rock Candy Mountain 2:37
2. Blue Tail Fly (featuring Andrews Sisters, The) 2:43
3. Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly) 2:18
4. One Hour Ahead of the Posse 3:04
5. On Top of Ol' Smokey 2:30
6. True Love Goes On and On 3:03
7. Polly Wolly Doodle 1:56
8. A Little Bitty Tear 2:02
9. Royal Telephone 3:30
10. Home On the Range 2:25
11. Funny Way of Laughing 2:40
12. Call Me Mr. In-Between 2:40
13. Pearly Shells (Pupu O Ewa) 2:24
14. It Never Happens 2:50
15. My Heart Stood Still 2:14
16. By the Light of the Silvery Moon 2:11
17. Beautiful Brown Eyes (featuring Anita Kerr) 2:49
18. This Is All I Ask 4:03



Gen X-ers will instantly recognize Burl Ives's voice from his appearance as a rotund snowman in the animated TV classic Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. But more mature listeners should remember that Ives was a key figure in the folk explosion of the '50s. His pop handling of traditional tunes brought him great success, and this CD collects some of his best. A few tracks, like a swinging "Blue Tail Fly," complete with Andrews Sisters-style background singing, may seem anathema to the folk aesthetic, but that's splitting hairs. If nothing else, this is exceedingly friendly music, and there's nothing wrong with that.